Medicaid expansion passes Senate, goes to Dayton

Health care coverage would begin in January for tens of thousands as state opts in to subsidized federal plan.

Bill seeks to curb police use of drones

February 15, 2013
Bill seeks to limit use of drones for routine surveillance of citizens.

Minnesota lawmakers get education budget details

February 14, 2013
Dayton's plan would not completely repay the state's debt to public school districts until 2017.
September 19, 2014
Elizabeth McKenzie

Aug. 23, 2011: Cass Lake's fake soldier pleads guilty

After being honored as a hero, Elizabeth McKenzie, 20, admitted never serving abroad.
November 3, 2013
The exterior of the Fond du Luth Casino Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Dul...

Feb. 15, 2012: Legal fight may tell if casinos are sucker's bet

Fortunes, futures at stake as Minnesota ponders expansion of gaming.
August 17, 2013
Minnesota State Fair -Republican Chris Fields (left)debates Democrat K...

Fifth District candidates clash repeatedly at the fair

Ellison and Fields, holding their first congressional debate, found little common ground.
May 3, 2013
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.

Young, old divide over Minnesota's marriage amendment

 Age is a defining factor in who supports marriage amendment.
May 3, 2013
Anoka High School student Nathan Lukasavitz, 15, talked to potential v...

Bachmann country is now a battleground

Ads are the latest sign of a fierce fight between high-profile Tea Party leader Michele Bachmann and atypical Democrat Jim Graves.
May 3, 2013
Michele Bachmann visited with sixth district constituents in Keys Cafe...

Bachmann runs hard, holds lead on Graves

New poll has Sixth District GOP incumbent ahead of the Democratic newcomer.
May 3, 2013
Senate Judiciary Committee member, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., center, a...

Franken starts year with $1.3M cushion and no clear challenger

Though no clear challenger has emerged for his 2014 re-election bid, the state GOP expects to land a "very high-quality" challenger.
May 2, 2013
Minnesota State Fair -MPR News live broadcast of the U.S. Senate Debat...

U.S. Senate race takes feisty turn

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Republican challenger Kurt Bills went back and forth at the fair.
May 2, 2013
Minnesota State Fair -MPR News live broadcast of the U.S. Senate Debat...

Minnesota Poll: Klobuchar has healthy lead in Senate race

First-term U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has support from a wide range of voters while her opponent, Kurt Bills, still lacks name recognition.
May 2, 2013
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.

Dayton girds for backlash on tax plan

When he ran for governor, he opposed expanding the sales tax. The governor has started a battle that will define his political career
May 2, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton was keynote speaker at the FarmFest Forum and spoke t...

Dayton denounces pill-popping accusation as a 'desperate' lie

Top Republican lawmakers said they had never seen him eat more than M&Ms.
May 2, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled his budget proposal in January.

Dayton's budget plan: Widen sales tax, increase top income rate

High-wage earners would pay $1 billion more in income taxes, all Minnesotans would pay sales tax on pricier clothing and homeowners would see $500 yearly rebates under Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.
March 21, 2013
House Speaker Paul Thissen

Minimum-wage increase gathers steam in Minnesota

Legislators getting behind effort to increase state's base wage.
February 19, 2013

Gov. Dayton delivers up a broadside on state budget

He used his State of the State address to tell his critics to get constructive or get out of the way.
February 11, 2013

House passes bill to move thousands of Minnesotans onto Medicaid

The House passed a bill to move thousands of adults onto Medicaid, saving the state millions.
February 11, 2013

Bill would give Minn. employers tax credit for hiring vets

Minnesota businesses that hire unemployed veterans would get a tax credit under legislation unveiled Monday.
February 9, 2013
The gallery was full in meeting room #10 during the final day of gun c...

Feb. 7: Gun-rights supporters show their might at Capitol hearings

Proponents of restrictions cite violence, threat to safety.
February 9, 2013

Hotdish Politics: Dayton's e-mails offer slim pickings

Gov. Mark Dayton's publicly available e-mails are not very revealing.
February 8, 2013
Michael Brodkorb

Brodkorb's blood alcohol over limit at time of crash

Former GOP state Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb had a blood-alcohol concentration over the legal limit at the time of a crash last month, according to the State Patrol.
February 7, 2013

Got money to burn? Bill would double Minn. cigarette tax

A House hearing shows how legislators feel the need to make smoking more expensive.
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